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12.30 - 2.00pm Thursday 23 October 2014
Penang Conference room, Level 3, Swinburne University of Technology Library, John St Hawthorn.
An Open Access week seminar presented in partnership between Swinburne University Library and Policy Online

The production of digital grey literature is transforming how the community is able to access research and information, particularly for public policy and public interest issues, and is a key part of the changing information ecosystem. Researchers from Swinburne University will discuss the role and value of grey literature as an open access resource and present some findings from the Grey literature strategies ARC Linkage project.

The Pisa Delcaration on Grey Literature was developed at a forum held in Pisa, Italy in May 2014 and has now been made public with a call for signatories to show their support. Read the full text here or click here to sign the declaration.

Does your organisation PRODUCE or COLLECT policy reports and papers?

We need to hear from you!

While knowledge of how people use evidence for policy making has grown in the last few years, little is known about its production and to what extent it is collected and managed.

In a follow up to our survey of users, the Grey Literature Strategies Research Project is now running a survey of organisations that produce research and information for policy and practice – academic centres, government departments and agencies, NGOs, consultants etc. And a survey of collection and information services – government and special libraries, clearing houses, repositories, research libraries etc.

We only need one survey completed per organisation, department or service and the findings will help immensely as we try to find ways to improve the value and access of grey literature for public policy. And you can go in the running to win a $50 gift voucher!
Click here to do the survey of producing organisations
Click here to do the survey of collections and information services

This conference will explore the opportunities for increased access to knowledge and research communication as well as the challenges presented in producing, disseminating, evaluating, collecting and accessing policy grey literature.